Record low of empty homes

14 April 2014

The Department for Communities and Local Government have revealed that the number of empty homes in the UK has reached a 10 year low.
There was a total of 635,127 empty homes recorded across the UK at the end of October 2013. This is reported to be a reduction of one-fifth since 2009 and the lowest level for the sector since 2004. Furthermore, the number of properties that have been empty for six months or more (considered long term vacant properties) have reduced by one-third since 2009.
Communities Minister Stephen Williams commented: "This is a significant achievement, which is not only delivering more homes but also creating more jobs and apprenticeships, leading to both a stronger economy and a fairer society as these properties are renovated."

The Department for Communities and Local Government have revealed that the number of empty homes in the UK has reached a 10 year low.

There was a total of 635,127 empty homes recorded across the UK at the end of October 2013. This is reported to be a reduction of one-fifth since 2009 and the lowest level for the sector since 2004. Furthermore, the number of properties that have been empty for six months or more (considered long term vacant properties) have reduced by one-third since 2009.

Communities Minister Stephen Williams commented: "This is a significant achievement, which is not only delivering more homes but also creating more jobs and apprenticeships, leading to both a stronger economy and a fairer society as these properties are renovated."

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